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er·y·sip·e·las

 (ĕr′ĭ-sĭp′ə-ləs, îr′-)
n.
1. An acute bacterial infection of the skin and superficial lymphatic vessels, caused by streptococci and marked by localized inflammation and fever. Also called Saint Anthony's fire.
2. Infection of pigs, sheep, turkeys, or other animals with the bacterium Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, characterized by symptoms such as skin lesions and arthritis in mammals and septicemia in fowl. Humans who become infected with the bacterium from handling infected animals or animal products can develop erysipeloid.

[Middle English erisipila, from Latin erysipelas, from Greek erusipelas : erusi-, red; see reudh- in Indo-European roots + -pelas, skin; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]

er′y·si·pel′a·tous (-sĭ-pĕl′ə-təs) adj.
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erysipelas

(ˌɛrɪˈsɪpɪləs)
n
(Pathology) an acute streptococcal infectious disease of the skin, characterized by fever, headache, vomiting, and purplish raised lesions, esp on the face. Also called: Saint Anthony's fire
[C16: from Latin, from Greek erusipelas, from Greek erusi- red + -pelas skin]
erysipelatous adj
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er•y•sip•e•las

(ˌɛr əˈsɪp ə ləs, ˌɪər ə-)

n.
a deep-red rash of the skin and mucous membranes accompanied by fever and pain, caused by any of a group of hemolytic streptococci.
[1350–1400; Middle English erisipila < Latin erysipelas < Greek erysípelas]
er`y•si•pel′a•tous (-sɪˈpɛl ə təs) adj.
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erysipelas

an infectious disease of the skin marked by inflammation and accompanied by fever.
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Noun1.erysipelas - an acute streptococcal infection characterized by deep-red inflammation of the skin and mucous membraneserysipelas - an acute streptococcal infection characterized by deep-red inflammation of the skin and mucous membranes
Saint Anthony's fire - any of several inflammatory or gangrenous skin conditions
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Translations

erysipelas

[ˌerɪˈsɪpɪləs] Nerisipela f
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erysipelas

n(Wund)rose f
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er·y·sip·e·las

n erisipelas, infección de celulitis cutánea por el estreptococo β-hemolítico que se caracteriza por una erupción enrojecida, o carmelita, con tamaño definido;
ambulant ______ ambulante;
___ internum___ interna;
___ migrans___ migrante;
___ pustulosum___ pustulosa;
surgical ______ quirúrgica.
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erysipelas

n erisipela
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He had come to look upon felony as a kind of disorder, like the scarlet fever or erysipelas: some people had it-- some hadn't--just as it might be.
Powderell, who in his constant charity of interpretation was inclined to esteem Lydgate the more for what seemed a conscientious pursuit of a better plan, had his mind disturbed with doubts during his wife's attack of erysipelas, and could not abstain from mentioning to Lydgate that Mr.
'Danger of another attack of erysipelas --a worse attack--in the head.
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The associated mortality rate from infections causing gangrene and erysipelas was anywhere between 40-70 per cent (Ayliffe & English, 2003; Bishop, 1995).
A red and tender ear can raise a differential diagnosis that includes erysipelas, relapsing polychondritis, and auricular perichondritis.
A proper diet of pig protein concentrate not only promotes increased muscle growth, higher fertility, and keeps the pig hydrated, but also prevents disorders such as intestinal torsion and erysipelas. Prominent manufacturers are also focusing on developing a range of pig protein concentrates that align with the various health requirements and nutritional values of pigs.
[2] It is implicated in a wide variety of SSTIs including impetigo, erysipelas, cellulitis, necrotizing fasciitis, myositis and myonecrosis.
Berkvist and Sjobeck studied 112 patients admitted to the hospital with lower-extremity erysipelas / cellulitis and randomized the patients to receive prednisolone or placebo in addition to antibiotic treatment.
A decoction was made to be used as a skin-wash for scabies, acne and erysipelas. Victorian herbalists recommended preparations made from the root to treat scrofulous eruptions and venereal warts.